Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 29, 2007 - Bulletin

Lord, on the day I called for help, You answered me.

— Psalm 138

Today’s readings address the importance of persistent prayer.

First Reading: Genesis 18:20-32 Abraham said to the Lord: Will you sweep away the innocent with the guilty? Should not the judge of the world act with justice?

Second Reading: Colossians 2:12-14 You were buried with Christ in baptism, in which you were also raised with Christ.

Gospel: Luke 11:1-13 Everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds.


Sunday, July 29

8 AM

Frank Cianciolo (L)

10 AM

Cu Matthew Khao Nguyen (D)


People of the Parish

Monday, July 30

8:30 AM

Kathy Ostrowski (D)

Tuesday, July 31

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

Wednesday, August 1

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

Thursday, August 2

8:30 AM

Antonino Palomba (D)

Friday, August 3

8:30 AM

Anna Thuy Do (D)

Saturday, August 4

8:30 AM

Guina Tabalante (D)

5 PM

Abelardo & Hortensia Rodriguez (D)


First Collection Total - $ 4,561.50
Second Collection Total - $ 2,132.00 (Missionary Appeal)

Thank you for your continued support!

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our St. Vincent de Paul Society. Our Second Collection next Sunday is for C.C.D.

Thank you!

OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH: Lou Frank who died on June 21st. May the Lord be with him and his family.
We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: Dolton Delahoussaye, Jack Devine, and Lory Manzano. May God bless them and keep them in His care.

Jesus is describing God’s immeasurable generosity when He says in today’s Gospel, “Whoever asks, receives; whoever seeks, finds; whoever knocks, is admitted.” But it should also be the description of us as Christian stewards—those seeking to follow Christ by using our gifts in service to others.

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel

The following is a letter received by Fr. Brian on July 24, 2007:

The Ocbena’s
103 Wilshire Blvd.
Daly City, CA 94015
650-757-1524 415-640-1642


Dear Fr. Brian:

We are the parents of a very sick son, Marco Ocbena. He is suffering from Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) or blood cancer. His doctors said that the only way to eradicate the cancer in his body is for him to undergo a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, we did not find a match within our immediate family. We are now going worldwide to find a match for his bone marrow.

Testing to be a donor is really easy, just a cheek swab which we will do during the drive itself. If chosen, the transplant is done through IV, so there is no surgery.

We will be very grateful if you will allow us to do a bone marrow drive in your church, specifically churches whose parishioners are mostly Asians. This is being done in coordination with Asian American Donor Program (AADP), a non-profit organization federally funded, and a subsidiary of National Marrow Donor Program here is the Bay Area. Our contact person in AADP is Asia Blume and her number is 510-568-3700 X 100.

Please give us a call if you can help at the numbers listed above, or e-mail us at:

Antonio and Lourdes Ocbena (parents)

Thank you to all the Mater Dolorosa Parishioners who generously contributed to our Archbishop’s Annual Appeal for 2007. So far, the parish has received $2,132.00 in refund money for our own use. This is money that can be used for parish improvements or parish events. If you made a pledge, please look for your statements/coupons in the mail. Please remember, all pledges should be paid by December . If you would like to pledge a donation or if you have any questions, please call the rectory. Thanks to all!


Next Saturday, August 4th, is the 1st Saturday of the month. On every 1st Saturday there is a rosary prayed to end abortion. We meet at 9:00 a.m. in front of Planned Parenthood, 2211 Palm Ave., San Mateo.

Come and join us!

For more information, phone Jessica at 650-572-1468 or Gloria at 650-345-9076.